Very Dark Chocolate Buttercream

Baking By hettrk6 Updated 20 Nov 2008 , 2:03am by TexasSugar

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hettrk6 Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 5:53pm
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I am desperate for a very dark chocolate buttercream recipe. I have a bride that wants it extremely dark brown. Any ideas?

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karateka Posted 18 Nov 2008 , 9:54pm
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I'd just add brown food coloring to my favorite chocolate buttercream recipe! Might be considered cheating, but gets the job done....

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Jayde Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 1:46am
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I am confused, does she want the taste of dark chocolate, or does she just want a very dark brown?

For a dark brown color, just add brown food coloring until its the right color.

For the ultimate dark chocolate BC, I buy the Hersheys Special Dark chocolate bars, melt them and add to my BC icing. I also add some cocoa powder. I do add quite a bit of the chocolate, like 1-2 bars.

Do make sure that she wants the dark chocolate flavor though, I LOVE dark chocolate, and actually dislike milk chocolate. Dark chocolate has a distinctive bitter taste that you either LOVE or HATE. Good Luck!

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FromScratch Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 1:56am
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For a truely dark chocolate flavor you should use ganache.. no chocolate buttercream can compete with the chocolate flavor of ganache. icon_smile.gif

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TexasSugar Posted 20 Nov 2008 , 2:03am
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I love using Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa. Great chocolate taste and rich dark brown color.

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